Re: Website / Guestbook /Mailform security IP address

From: Moe Trin (ibuprofin_at_painkiller.example.tld)
Date: 01/20/05


Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 16:31:36 -0600

In article <KKGHd.180727$Z7.4162@fe2.news.blueyonder.co.uk>, Wee Jimmy wrote:

>Hi - Can owners of a website get IP address of visitor

Did you connect to the site? Did you get a web page displayed? Guess
how that was done.

You made a connection to the site. Connections are two-way
You requested a web page
They sent it to...

You can use a proxy, or anonymizer to hide your IP from the site. That
way, the site only knows the address of the proxy/anonymizer. Of course,
the proxy/anonymizer site knows your address, which is how you got to see
the web page anyway. Every computer/router/what-ever between you and the
website can see your address, and the address of the site you connected to.
Whether they give a flying f*ck about that is another question.

>X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2800.1437

and if you're using that as your web tool, you've likely also given
everyone all of the information on your computer, because it's set by
default to 'work' without asking permissions.

        Old guy